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Grab Supports the 2019 Cap Go Meh Festival in Singkawang to Celebrate Indonesia Cultural Diversity

Grab, the leading online-to-offline (O2O) mobile platform in Indonesia has announced its participation in the 2019 Cap Go Meh festival in Singkawang, West Kalimantan. Attendance at the event is expected to top 70,000 tourists from various places, all coming to enjoy the celebrations as part of “100 Calendar of Events Wonderful Indonesia” 2019.

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Singkawang, 20 February 2019 – Grab, the leading online-to-offline (O2O) mobile platform in Indonesia has announced its participation in the 2019 Cap Go Meh festival in Singkawang, West Kalimantan. Attendance at the event is expected to top 70,000 tourists from various places, all coming to enjoy the celebrations as part of “100 Calendar of Events Wonderful Indonesia” 2019. As the only official ride-hailing service operating in Singkawang, Grab seeks to participate and provide a positive impact in creative and commercial aspects, as well as contributing to preserving the local culture in West Kalimantan.

In accordance with Grab’s DNA as a connector, Grab is here to help users connect with things that matter in their lives. Mediko Azwar, Marketing Director Grab Indonesia, explained: “Grab is proud to be able to actively participate in supporting the cultural festival in Singkawang as the first and only ride-hailing company in the city. We have a mission to bring everyone closer to things that matter to them, including this festival, as a symbol of Indonesia’s cultural diversity. We are pleased that our participation is also helping the continuity at this event. More than just geographical distance, we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring local communities and tourists closer together and unite through our services, which are widespread across Indonesia, including in Singkawang.”

Thousands of tourists visited Diponogoro Street in Singkawang to see the parade of twelve 20-meter-tall dragon replicas and 1,050 statues in the Cap Go Meh 2019 main event series. Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya also attended and kicked off the Singkawang 2019 Cap Go Meh Festival. Grab also provided GrabStop in several strategic locations to facilitate local communities and tourists when visiting the festival.

As the first and only ride-hailing company operating in Singkawang, Grab provides a variety of services to meet the daily needs of the Singkawang community, with a choice of cash or non-cash payment methods, including:

  • GrabCar: Comfortable and fixed-rate four-wheeled vehicle services
  • GrabBike: Quick, safe, and secure two-wheeled rental services
  • GrabExpress: An instant courier services supported by Grab’s two-wheel fleet that promises speed, certainty, and safety
  • GrabFood: A food delivery service from various restaurant choices in the Grab Application

Using CAPGOMEHSKW as the promo code, users can enjoy a 50% discount of up to IDR15,000 for five rides using GrabCar and GrabBike in Singkawang until 28 February.

Grab provides the widest range of services in Southeast Asia, in 336 cities across eight countries with more than 130 downloads of its app, including in Indonesia where Grab operates in 222 cities from Sabang to Merauke. In line with its vision as an “everyday superapp,” Grab currently provides a variety of services to meet the daily needs of people in Indonesia, ranging from two-wheeled and four-wheeled transportation services to goods deliveries, digital payments, and food and groceries deliveries.

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